Nikto vs. Wireshark

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nikto
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Nikto is an open source fast (not stealthy) vulnerability testing tool that can be used in penetration testing or purple team exercises.N/A
Wireshark
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Wireshark is a free and open source network troubleshooting tool.
$0
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NiktoWireshark
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Wireshark
Free
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NiktoWireshark
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Veracode
Veracode
Score 8.6 out of 10
PRTG
PRTG
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Veracode
Veracode
Score 8.6 out of 10
PRTG
PRTG
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
NiktoWireshark
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(31 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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10.0
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Usability
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10.0
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Support Rating
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10.0
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Implementation Rating
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10.0
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User Testimonials
NiktoWireshark
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Nikto is well suited for scanning web server-related vulnerabilities for small and medium enterprises. We can utilise it for checking server default files and security misconfigurations. It is not suited well for some users because it is CLI based tool and not a GUI based. Also, community and OEM support are not available for this tool.
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Open Source
I don't know of any other tool that works as well as Wireshark for packet capture an inspection. It's extremely easy to get up and running, and even with little to no knowledge of how to use the tool, you can be looking at all the traffic coming off a network interface.
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Pros
Open Source
  • Well known tool
  • Source code available
  • Wweb server vulnerability scanner
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Open Source
  • Light-weight software - Does not require high end specifications; also runs smoothly on Legacy systems
  • Filter function - Lets you filter you packets from thousands to tens so as to find your target much easily
  • Simultaneous capturing on all the network adapters - You can capture packets from all the Network Interface Cards (NIC's) at once.
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Cons
Open Source
  • Can be made GUI based for ease of users
  • User community should be there
  • Development and support should be available
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Open Source
  • A more user-friendly interface would be nice, but then again it is not really designed for those who are not quite comfortable with this type of software.
  • Changes to functionality on updates - this can sometimes happen unexpectedly and can be an annoyance.
  • More powerful data processing would be welcomed
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Usability
Open Source
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Open Source
I give Wireshark a 10 for usability because it is very usable. Just about anyone can capture packets within a few seconds of opening the program. The analysis is a science but as far as just using Wireshark; it's very easy.
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Support Rating
Open Source
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Open Source
I don't believe Wireshark has "true" support as the software is open source. However, there is an active & friendly community around Wireshark that are more than happy to help answer questions. From a comprehensive Wiki and FAQ section on the site to the Ask a Question forum and bug tracker section, there's plenty of support options to make sure your questions and issues are addressed.
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Implementation Rating
Open Source
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Open Source
Simple and easy setup.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
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Open Source
Wireshark is a free tool that came highly recommended by one of our former network security consultants. Using the tool he was able to resolve all of our higher tier network tickets, so we observed first hand why we needed to add Wireshark into our toolset. We received in-depth instruction and training scenarios that demonstrated the effectiveness and power of the product, so we didn't spend any time reviewing competing products.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • Improved security posture of organisation.
  • Improved in regulatory and corporate compliance.
  • Easy to use result in adaptation of this tool by business users.
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Open Source
  • Identifying bugs in the network has never been smooth and near-perfect.
  • Wireshark has made sure our equipment and software is working properly via analyzing network data.
  • Analysis of IP packets and Sip call flaws has saved us a lot of time and confident result.
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